Sarah Boyack MSP

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Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Sarah Boyack

On that basis, I will not press amendment 101 at this stage, but I reserve the right to come back to the matter at stage 3, having discussed it with the minister and Andy Wightman, and depen...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Sarah Boyack

The minister has both reassured me and worried me a bit. She says that amendment 101 is too broad, but she is also ruling out certain factors that I think are important. It is not just about...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Sarah Boyack

On that point, in relation to a previous amendment this morning, you said that assessors know the ratepayers. I lodged amendment 101 because there are times when the assessors do not know th...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Sarah Boyack

The technical term for a business disappearing and then being reborn is “phoenixing”. The aim behind amendment 101 is to prevent people from deliberately avoiding...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Sarah Boyack

In that case, I had better press amendment 96. It is a matter of judgment, but it is about providing more information to everybody so that those who can comply mo...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Sarah Boyack

I listened carefully to the previous discussion about timescales. The point of amendment 96 is to give companies more leeway when they notify changes of circumstances. The current requiremen...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Sarah Boyack

I support the principle of the proposal in amendment 42, because it is important that rates are paid on unoccupied land. The proposal sits alongside the possibili...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Sarah Boyack

I am minded to press amendment 94 and to move amendment 95. We need more parliamentary scrutiny, notwithstanding the minister’s comments about the working group. ...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Sarah Boyack

I lodged amendment 94 because I thought it important that guidance is laid before the Scottish Parliament and that we get sufficient time for proper scrutiny, bec...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Sarah Boyack

I will not press the amendment at this stage, but I remain convinced that ALEOs have not been established just for tax avoidance purposes. I know several local au...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-19911: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19827: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19498: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-16017: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15844.2: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15805: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15656: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15410: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14919: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14853: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/11/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-03925: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03759: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01840: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25591: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25590: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
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